Every year, DTO awards three, $2500 scholarships for students pursuing a college degree in a natural resources-related field. Applicants must live in Coos, Douglas and Lane counties.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS OPEN -- DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS FRIDAY, MAY 5th BY 5 PM
Wood products are a major component of the manufacturing and building industry and are an important part of the local, national and global economy. There continues to be a growing job demand for forestry professionals.
DTO is proud to support the Umpqua Community College Forestry & Natural Resources Program, which prepares students for:
transfer to the bachelor’s degree program at Oregon State University; or,
The two-year degree at Umpqua Community College may provide a direct career pathway to employment as a Forest Technician or Engineering Technician.
2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Three scholarships in the amount of $2500 were awarded to well-deserving students.
ISAAC CHERRY - Isaac will be attending Umpqua Community College as a forest management student. Isaac's first interest in forestry was at the age of 13 while job shadowing his brother-in-law, a contract inventory forester. Since then, his interest in forestry has grown. He is on track to graduate with his associates degree from UCC in the winter of 2023 allowing him to transfer to the College of Forestry at Oregon State University the following fall.
LUKE DONALDSON – Luke will attend the College of Forestry at Oregon State University this fall. His passion for combining forest management, conservation, science, and sustainability will take him far in our industry!
SIDNEY WILLIAMS – Sidney plans to attend Umpqua Community College and transfer later to the College of Forestry at Oregon State University to earn her bachelor's degree in forestry and civil engineering. She comes from a long family line of timber industry workers and is proud to be following in their footsteps in her own way.